Photo Credit: Tori Langseder
The Brockport Golden Eagles men’s hockey team continue SUNYAC play this weekend after competing in the WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational last weekend.
The Golden Eagles (2-1-1, 5pts in SUNYAC play) square off against the Cortland Red Dragons at home Friday at 7 pm, a game that can be seen streaming live on the Roc Sports Network Facebook page and later on demand. On Saturday, Brockport plays the ever-dangerous Oswego Lakers in Oswego.
This past weekend was a tough one for the Golden Eagles. They started off the tournament with a 5-3 win over Tufts University to earn a championship game date with Castleton University, which defeated King’s College to advance. Brockport led the game 3-0 after one thanks to two goals by Tim Kielich and one by Aidan Verbeke, before giving up four unanswered goals, with the game-winner coming with less than five minutes in the third. They ultimately fell 4-3 in the championship game.
The Golden Eagles will have a chance to start of the weekend on a high note when facing Cortland, which currently sits in last place in the SUNYAC (1-4-0, 2pts). Brockport split the season series last year with Cortland and has either split or won the season series every year since 2011-2012. Brockport will likely face senior goaltender Drew Weigman (3-6-0, .904%, 2.81 GAA), who has started all nine games for Cortland this season.
Saturday will prove to be a tougher test for Brockport. Oswego (3-0-0, 6pts.) has historically owned the Golden Eagles. The last time Brockport defeated the Lakers was in the 2013-2014 season, which, coincidentally enough, was the last time they defeated Oswego in Oswego. Their last victory in Oswego prior to that came more than a decade ago during the 2002-2003 season.